1939

1939

Countdown to War

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143120063
  • 176 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

"Overy’s book is easily the best account of Europe’s descent into…death and destruction." –Evening Standard (London)

A brilliantly concise narrative of the days leading to the outbreak of history’s greatest conflagration, 1939 takes readers hour by hour through the nail-biting decisions that determined the fate of millions. Richard Overy, a leading historian of the period, masterfully recreates the jockeying for advantage that set Europe’s greatest powers on a collision course. Would Stalin join Hitler in a bid to divide Poland and flout the West? Would Britain and France succeed in forcing Germany to reason? And how far would a defiant Poland push its claim to exist? In the summer of 1939, the course of events was anything but assured, as this exceptionally absorbing book drives home.

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